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The Helena, designed by FX Fowle Architects and developed by green pioneer Douglas Durst, is a 37-story highrise on the far West Side of Manhattan. Located on 57th Street and 11th Avenue, the residential skyscraper boasts a wealth of green features, and will be LEED Silver accredited.
The Helena has systems in place for solar powered energy, co-generation, rainwater and graywater collection, a vegetated roof, and ventilation. Special accomodations have been made for bicycles, public transportation, and alternative fuel vehicles.
By conserving water and energy, using non-toxic materials, allowing for natural light, and accomodating for environmentally friendly modes of transportation, The Helena stands tall as an innovative sustainable skyscraper.
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